The Sufferings of the Kut Garrison
The Sufferings of the Kut Garrison

[HARVEY, F. A] The Sufferings of the Kut Garrison.

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[HARVEY, F. A] The Sufferings of the Kut Garrison. Ludgershall, Wilts, the Adjutants Press, [1922].

Small 8vo. Original grey-green cloth, front cover lettered in dark green; pp. [iv], 80; hinges a little worn, offsetting from endpapers, signed original portrait photograph of the author, dated 1920, pasted onto front fly-leaf, newspaper cuttings on the Dorset Regiment pasted inside front cover.
Rare first edition, association copy, of this harrowing first-hand account by one prisoner of Kut who managed to keep a diary. 'With the consent of his parents I have had this book printed in the memory of the late Lieutenant and Quartermaster … and also as a permanent record of the sufferings borne by all Ranks of the Battalion and during the siege of Kut-Al-Amara (December 5th, 1915, to April 29th, 1916) and of the terrible march into Turkey after the capitulation' (the editor J.S. Hewick in the introduction). The author of the diary had been killed in action in 1921 during the Moplah Rebellion in India.
COPAC locates one copy, in the Imperial War Museum, and a photocopy of this book, in the papers of one POW captured at Kut, held at Leeds University.

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